Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Research and Photos and Scanning, oh my!
Hello, my name is Chris, and I am the graduate intern working on the grant project under the velvety iron grip of Amber. For a history geek such as myself, this project has been gratifying as far as looking at and researching the history of old things is concerned. I am a fan of mechanically old things (and in this case, much older than myself), so this has been quite the learning experience. It has been a crash course in trolly cars, their terminology, destinations, and late nineteen/early twentieth century mass transit, and as a former bus driver at UMass Amherst, I am interested in how people move, specifically the history of it. Right. So, trolleys. As of now, destinations are still being researched and photos are still being selected, and I expect that this will be the toughest part of the whole project, considering the number of albums yet untouched. With this in mind, though, half of the fun is looking for that one perfect photograph to perfectly reflect the background research being dug up, right? I have my work cut out for me, but this should be fun. It has been thus far, at least.